By Mirèze Philippe, Board member
ArbitralWomen is delighted to publicise its new website offering new features for the international arbitration community. The website was presented at ArbitralWomen/CIArb International Conference at UNESCO House in Paris on “Improving the Role of Women in Dispute Resolution: Evolution or Revolution?” A special edition of the Newsletterdedicated to the conference, as well as photos are available on the new website.
The revamping of the website was a major project which required investing significant time and funds. This was made possible by sponsors whose generous funding allowed ArbitralWomen to undertake such an ambitious project:
- Allen & Overy,
- Andrews Kurth,
- Brick Court Chambers,
- Clifford Chance,
- Debevoise & Plimpton,
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer,
- Hogan Lovells,
- King & Spalding,
- Norton Rose Fulbright,
- Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom,
- White & Case,
- Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr,
- and the Thomas Wälde Memorial Gift granted by his widow Charlotte Wälde.
Funding was principally raised by the ArbitralWomen Gala Dinner organised by Dominique Brown-Berset, Melanie Willems and ArbitralWomen co-founder Mirèze Philippe on 9 September 2014 in London to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ArbitralWomen. Special thanks go to Brown-Berset and Willems who have been instrumental in rallying the sponsors
Users will appreciate the new features that the revamped website offers: first and foremost the “Find Practitioners” feature offers an unrivalled hub to search for female dispute resolution profiles and provides detailed information, including, for example, a hyperlinked list of members’ publications. Visitors can find practitioners, arbitrators, mediators, experts, adjudicators, surveyors, facilitators, ombudswomen, forensic consultants and neutrals in various jurisdictions and/or fields of business. As well as key wordsearches, the multi-search criteria refine searches to the type of practitioner, nationality, country of residence, languages spoken, and expertise in chosen legal systems and practice areas. The Membership section has been modernised entirely, it is more clearly presented and user-friendly.
A News section provides regular updates on ArbitralWomen activities and events, as well as information about surveys, projects and other dispute resolution information. ArbitralWomen’s Newsletter will be published more regularly and will consolidate news items published individually on the website. We continue to publish interviews with women leaders in dispute resolution, as well as other topics.
ArbitralWomen’s Cooperation Programme has also been given a boost by the new website. The programme enables mutual promotion with dispute resolution partners, in particular dispute resolution institutions, hearing centres, dispute resolution media, and dispute resolution education programmes.
ArbitralWomen wishes to thank Marcio Marinho who developed the previous website and the revamped one, and Diego de Barros Franco e Souza Mello, the project manager.
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We hope you will enjoy the new website, its features and the information it offers.